My Last Photo — October ‘22

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly Last on the Card prompt, where he asks us to…

  • Post the last photo from your camera’s SD card or the last photo from your phone taken in the month of October.
  • No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  • No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  • Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  • Tag “The Last Photo.”

So here’s the last photo I took on my iPhone in October.

I took this photo on Sunday in the early evening as the sun was starting to set in the west. I noticed a tree with these very bright orange berry-like things all over it across the privacy fence that separates my property from my neighbor’s to the east. It’s not a particularly good or even interesting photo, but I realized, after looking at it in my iPhone’s photo library, that my shadow shows me holding up my iPhone and snapping the photo.

In case you’re interested, below is a close-up look at the berries on what turns out to be a Pyracantha Coccinea tree, commonly called a Firethorn tree. The berries are bitter and astringent, making them inedible when raw. But supposedly they can be cooked to make jellies, jams, sauces, and marmalade. I think I’ll take a pass on that.

18 thoughts on “My Last Photo — October ‘22

  1. newepicauthor November 1, 2022 / 6:35 am

    I bet those berries make a big mess when they start dropping all over the place, but they do look pretty on the tree.

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    • Fandango November 1, 2022 / 9:35 am

      Probably, but I hope they all fall straight down in my neighbor’s yard.

      Liked by 2 people

      • newepicauthor November 1, 2022 / 9:39 am

        Our neighbors tree keeps dropping stuff that ends up in the pool, this will go on for several months and it means the filter needs to be cleaned more often.

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  2. bushboy November 1, 2022 / 6:42 am

    That sure is a mass of berries. Is it a weed species? I love the first photo. It has everything that is great about the Last Photo. Has drama, intrigue, the psychological analogy of being contained by a fence, the possible Peeping Tom effect, the sexual nature of the berries and to include ones self into the scene is pure brilliance Fandango. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 1, 2022 / 9:44 am

      Wow, you make me sound like a master photographer and my photo a work of art. I didn’t know I was so impressive. 😂

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Sadje November 1, 2022 / 7:03 am

    The orange blossoms on the tree are very interesting

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 1, 2022 / 7:14 am

      Well, my shadow is, anyway. He’s tall, dark, and handsome.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. donmatthewspoetry November 1, 2022 / 7:19 am

    You doing a gradual ‘come out’ like me?…….

    My teeth do not yet have the confidence to ‘come out’. They say sorry……

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nope, Not Pam November 1, 2022 / 12:18 pm

    I like your shadow, really adds dimension to the photo

    Liked by 1 person

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